Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Christchurch Air Force Museum, New Zealand.

This post is another another aviation themed collection of pics I took while on Holidays. While in NZ on our big Kiwi holiday we had a brief stay in Christchurch. As you would expect we saw significant damage here and there from the Earthquake action they have had and continue to have. Sometimes it felt like the City was under a siege and holding out against an unseen enemy. But the damage that enemy has done is obvious in many places and a big difference from when we visited the City 5 years previously. Some areas it was very shocking and confronting. Here in Darwin we can expect a Cyclone or two to attack us during our Cyclone Season but I don't imagine it doing the damage these days that one did in 1974 when Darwin was utterly devastated (Cyclone Tracy). However Darwin was devastated during World War II. We are about to have Commemorations of the 1st Bombing of Darwin on the 19th of February, 1942. But I will post more on that in the future. For now here are some pics of what I saw in the Museum.
The Museum looked great despite the Earthquakes but we got there very late before closing due to some craziness but I still managed to race around and snap some pics.

Well worth a look if you are in the area.
Cheers from Brendon (The Kiwi)


  1. Nice post and cool photos. Even though I live here I haven't been to the Museum for about 15 years! Time for another visit I think.

  2. Thanks Rodger. It's well worth a visit. I only wish I had more time there. Cheers.

  3. very cool one of these days i must stop saying that i must go and see that and actually do it